Sep 09, 2019 4:41 PM

Trial delayed for man accused of 2010 slaying

Posted Sep 09, 2019 4:41 PM

Joshua Keadle



BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - A judge has delayed the trial of man accused of killing a Peru State College student.


The judge granted the defense request Friday for 38-year-old Joshua Keadle but didn't set a new date. Keadle's attorney had asked for more time to prepare. The trial had been scheduled to begin Sept. 16.


Keadle has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree murder in the disappearance and presumed death of a 19-year-old Tyler "Ty" Thomas.


Thomas disappeared Dec. 3, 2010, after leaving a party near the southeast Nebraska campus. The state issued a death certificate for Thomas in 2013, even though her body has never been found.


Keadle is serving a 15- to 20-year prison sentence for the 2008 rape of a 15-year-old girl.


His murder trial has been moved to Gage County from Nemaha County.

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Man dies after vehicle struck by train in southeast Nebraska

STERLING, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a 57-year-old man died when his vehicle was hit by a train at a crossing in southeast Nebraska's Johnson County.


The Nebraska State Patrol says the man was driving south around 1:45 p.m. Sunday on the east side of Sterling when his vehicle didn't stop at the crossing and was hit by an eastbound coal train.


The man's been identified as Wesley Dorn, who lived in Adams.